In 2005 JRCT marked the centenary of the Trust by liberating seven individuals to pursue their ideas for making the world - or just a part of it - more just and more peaceful. Chosen from more than 1600 applicants, the project provided the recipients with the support necessary to pursue their vision for five years. The scheme came to an end in 2010 and is recorded in the book Visions of the Future: Six Stories which can be downloaded from the Documents section of this website (About the Trust page) or obtained from the JRCT office.
Karen Chouhan - economic equality for black communities in Britain
Roy Head - saving millions of lives through health messages in the mass media
Heather Parker and Mark Hinton - bridge-building between local communities around the world
Carne Ross - a voice for the powerless: independent diplomacy
Clive Stafford Smith - bringing the rule of law back to Guantanamo Bay
Geoff Tansey - fair play in food
Visionaries: Carne Ross, Roy Head, Clive Stafford Smith, Mark Hinton, Geoff Tansey, Heather Parker, Karen Chouhan
A joint centenary project of Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, the POWER Inquiry sought to address the question - how can political participation and involvement in the UK be increased and deepened? Through public engagement, research and a high profile commission, the Inquiry set out to explore the causes of disillusionment with the political system and examine new approaches to political participation. The findings were reported in Power to the People in 2006. The full report can be downloaded from the Documents section of this website (Research page).
The report of the POWER Inquiry, 2006
In preparation for the centenary, the Trust funded four one-year post-doctoral fellowships at the University of York to undertake the first independent academic studies of the Trust's history and work.
The first 50 years
JRCT and social policy
Quakers and conflict
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